Yves Saint Laurent Beauty announces UAE partnership with Dubai
Foundation for Women and Children, as part of the global program to
combat intimate partner violence: ABUSE IS NOT LOVE
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Feb., 2021 – Yves Saint Laurent Beauty has announced local partnership with Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, as part of the global program to combat intimate partner violence: Abuse is Not Love. The brand will be supporting the education and training programs of its non-profit partner. IPV is a major societal issue: approximately 1 in 3 women will experience intimate partner violence in their lifetimeP0FP and only a small proportion of survivors will obtain justice.
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is one of the most common forms of violence against women and includes physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse, as well as controlling behaviours by an intimate partner. P Research shows that IPV comes with key warning signs. If these signs can be detected earlier, we may be able to recognize it better and seek or offer help.5FP YSL Beauty aims to do its part in raising awareness of these common signs through the launch of the awareness campaign “9 WARNING SIGNS OF ABUSE”.
The Abuse is Not Love program is built around four key pillars: funding academic research on the topic to develop thought-leadership around youth and prevention; educating at least 2 million people on the common signs of IPV through international partnerships; and training YSL Beauty employees and beauty advisors on intimate partner violence in the workplace. Through these partnerships, YSL Beauty aims to raise awareness of the seriousness of IPV in order to contribute to meaningful change. By 2030, YSL’s objective is to educate two million people around the world on IPV through its partnership with local non-profits.
As we began to engage, we really wanted to take action in a concrete, immediate and significant way. Besides supporting our partners, what we can do, is offer our voice and our large and international audience to do our small part in helping to prevent intimate partner violence. We will use our voice to amplify the actions of Dubai Foundation for Women and Children so that more people are aware of their services. says Stephan Bezy, International General Manager, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty.
Dubai foundation for woman and children was established in 2007 to offer immediate protection and support services for women and children in the UAE against domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking, and it is the first licensed non-profit shelter in the UAE that runs specifically for the care of women and children.
“We aim to highlight on the importance of women's issues and how to interact with them, and also to educate employees about the best ways to protect and support women around them” - Sheikha Al Mansouri, Acting Director General of The Dubai Foundation for Women's and Children,
The program provides equipment of the computer labs used for women survivors of domestic violence as well as complete trainings to prepare them to (re)enter the workforce.https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/violence-against-women
Workshops and training seminars are organized for YSL Beauty corporate and front-line teams to understand and identify abusive relationships. These workshops give them the tools and resources, not only for themselves, but to be agents of change in their communities.
Sessions and opportunities will be organized for YSL Beauty employees to perform voluntary work (social, art, professional, entertainment and sport engagements) at the foundation premises.
Almansouri expressed her gratitude towards the initiative and said, “We would like to thank all those whom are responsible for this initiative, which was launched to support women and make sure that it is tangible, and we look forward to more cooperation and fruitful joint actions that is in the interest of women”.
The partnership in the UAE is one of several partnerships globally in the program ABUSE IS NOT LOVE.Dubai Foundation For Women And Children
If you or anyone you know needs immediate help, please contact the police, or for additional NGO contacts in other countries, you can find local hotline information here:https://www.facebook.com/safety/domesticviolenceresources
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